Ward 7 Update


City of Riverside 

Ward 7 Update

Council Member John Burnard

• September 16, 2016 •


Community Meeting


Reminder: Please join me at an upcoming community meeting to discuss a proposed car wash at 5 points. The developer feels this is a great fit for our community, do you? Please attend the meeting and express your thoughts. 

If you are unable to attend, please share your opinion via email at jburnard@riversideca.gov or sgarcia@riversideca.gov.


Grand Opening of




Please join me in welcoming Dunkin’ Donuts 12,000th restaurant to Riverside this Tuesday, September 20th!

The landmark establishment will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m.. Hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, September 20th

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: 4922 La Sierra Avenue

Press Enterprise article:



Join Princess Mariana- Guardian of the Seas for a 

Guardian Princess Tea Party!

When: Tuesday, September 27th 

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: La Sierra Library- 4600 La Sierra Avenue



Program Description:

The Guardian Princess Alliance is pleased to collaborate with the Riverside Public Library - La Sierra Branch to offer a special event with Princess Mariana, the first-ever Latina Princess. Princess Mariana is part of a new generation of princesses who is featured in a BILINGUAL children's book launched in May 2016. Princess Mariana is the "Guardian of the Seas," who helps protect marine life from the harmful pollutants dumped in the oceans. Through an interactive live reading, songs and music with Princess Mariana we engage with children and cultivate a new perspective on environmental consciousness, cultural diversity, and self empowerment. Children, parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to wear their favorite costumes. Dress up as a superhero, princess or your favorite storybook character. 

Presenter’s Vitae:

The idea of the Guardian Princesses was first conceptualized by Professor Setsu Shigematsu, Associate Professor in the Media and Cultural Studies Department at University of California Riverside. We aim to promote peace, diversity and education by positively transforming the cultural meaning of the princesses into superheroines who work together to protect the people and the planet. GP is an organization that promotes cultural, racial, and gender diversity in children’s literature and media as well as raising awareness on environmental issues. We believe our books advance children’s knowledge in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Our stories also combine teaching ethical principals with the practical imperatives to help parents, teachers, and children meet Common Core State Standards. Ultimately, we believe that the princess should be a positive role model whose power does not lie in beauty and royalty, but in knowledge and positive action that promotes a harmonious relationship with other living beings and the planet.


Healing and Unity Service

Join us on September 29th for an Inner-Faith Community Unity Service as we celebrate:  kindness, love, harmony, goodwill and respect for one another. The event will include speakers from different faiths, all sharing one unifying message.  Multi-denominational prayer will take place for our local law enforcement officers, victims of crime and bereaved families.  We hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events:


• Dunkin’ Donuts Grand Opening- Tuesday, September 20th | 9:00 a.m. at 4922 La Sierra Avenue 

• Community Meeting to Discuss 5-Points Proposed Development- Wednesday, September 21st | 6:30- 7:30 p.m. at La Sierra Senior Center, 5215 B. La Sierra Avenue

• Guardian Princess Tea Party- Tuesday, September 27th | 4:00 p.m. at La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Avenue

Ward 7 Highlight: 

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9/11 Day of Service Closing Ceremony at La Sierra University

Contact Information:

3900 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92522

(951) 826-5991